Whether you're apple-shaped, pear-shaped or box-shaped, Dr. Mehmet Oz knows the secret to weight loss for your particular body type. Now he's unveiling precisely which diet is ideal for you. Get the skinny on how to blast the bulge from the author of "YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management" (click for details). Plus: Get the recipe for a slimming chocolate cocoa chia recipe.
First, let's talk about apple shapes. That means when you gain weight, it goes to your middle. What to do: Take 1000 mg of CLA at noon. Example: NatureWise High Potency CLA 1250 Supplement, 1000 mg softgels. In addition, combine complex carbohydrates with protein at every meal.
Next up: Box-shaped body types can boost their weight loss by taking a multivitamin each day. Example: Kirkland Signature Daily Multi Vitamins & Minerals Tablets. Plus: By brushing your teeth with peppermint toothpaste after every meal, you can do more than prevent cavities. You can cut down on your desire to snack. Our favorite: Crest Be Adventurous Mint Chocolate Trek Flavor Toothpaste.
The third body type is pear-shaped. Go for dairy foods to benefit from the fat-burning calcium. Plus: Toast yourself in red wine.
In addition, Dr. Oz featured a secret weight loss weapon: Cocoa. He recommends choosing a natural variety to enjoy that has just 10 calories a tablespoon, such as Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa (click for details). Our tips: Try mixing with plain Greek yogurt and then freezing. Or: Slice up fresh fruit, then roll in cocoa and freeze.
Plus: Dr. Oz recommends the following Chocolate Chia Pudding, which he feels is energizing and high fiber.
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, such as Pacific Natural Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Beverage, Vanilla
- 5 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 packets of stevia
Mix all ingredients, make sure almond milk is cold.